08
JUN
2016

Rooftop solar: Net metering is a net benefit

Rooftop solar is booming in U.S. cities. One of the most exciting infrastructure developments within metropolitan America, the installation of over a million solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in recent years, represents nothing less than a breakthrough for urban sustainability —...
01
JUN
2016

Solar advocates launch digital campaign to promote August ballot measure

Two solar energy groups are joining forces with the the hopes of providing some social media clarity to the now-cloudy state of the future of solar energy in Florida to advance Amendment 4. The measure, which proposes to give commercial property owners a tax break when they...
01
JUN
2016

SOLAR GROUPS TO UNITE IN SUPPORT OF AMENDMENT 4

A pair of groups pushing solar energy-related changes to the state constitution will collaborate on an effort to pass Amendment 4 on the August 2016 ballot. Florida for Solar, Inc., spearheaded by Sen. Jeff Brandes, and Floridians 4 Lower Energy Costs will combine forces in order...
22
MAY
2016

Shareholders of FPL’s parent company reject climate change report

In a swift 17-minute meeting held in a Oklahoma City hotel Thursday, NextEra Energy won shareholder approval of a $31 million compensation package for its five top executives, and defeated two proposals aimed at increasing transparency over how the company is handling sea level...
16
MAY
2016

Want solar panels? You still have to pay Florida utilities

More Americans are making their own electricity with solar panels, but Channel 9’s Jamie Holmes found it’s much more difficult for people in Central Florida to live off the grid. Robert Tarr lives in a house in Leesburg that has more than 2,000 square feet of space, and...
03
MAY
2016

Utilities Must Stop Blocking Solar Growth

As solar power becomes rapidly more affordable, all Americans should have access to this abundant resource, which will help us create stronger, cleaner and healthier communities. Unfortunately, the right to go solar is coming under attack across much of the country, hindering...
02
MAY
2016

Chamber gives ‘green’ thank you to leaders in anti-solar push (Arizona)

In case there was any doubt where the Arizona Chamber of Commerce stood on the rooftop-solar issue, consider its $14,500 to support three lawmakers who were tightly tied to this week’s solar drama. The chamber ran radio ads in support of Sens. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria and Don...
02
MAY
2016

Deal ends fight between solar firm, utility for now

BY BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press PHOENIX-A deal between the nation’s largest solar company and Arizona’s biggest utility announced Thursday means competing measures asking voters about how to treat rooftop solar power are being withdrawn. The agreement between...
27
APR
2016

Northside residents opposed to solar farm in neighborhood

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Earlier this month Jacksonville’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved an exception so a company can build a solar farm near Dunn Avenue. The company would then sell the generated electricity to JEA. “I had no idea what they were going to do...
25
APR
2016

Legoland Florida announces new solar energy project

Legoland Florida and Tampa Electric are partnering on a new 2-megawatt solar energy project that will produce electricity and shade for visitors at the Winter Haven attraction. The project was announced as part of an Earth Day commemoration at the resort. Tampa Electric will...